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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. High-Sensitivity, Miniaturized CO Sensor for Airborne Use on Small UAVs

    SBC: MAKEL ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: 835R

    The team of Makel Engineering, Inc. (MEI), TruWeather Solutions, LLC., and Latitude Engineering, LLC. propose to develop a novel, high sensitivity, fast response, solid state, electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor system for use in small UAVs which is capable of PPB level atmospheric measurements. The sensor is based on a thick film multi-element potentiometric micro sensor approach which has bee ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Capillary Absorption Spectrometer for In-Situ, Underwater Gas Analysiss

    SBC: OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 826R

    We will produce a prototype Capillary Absorption Spectrometer (CAS) capable of measuring dissolved methane in water. The concept utilizes mid-infrared laser absorption spectroscopy within a hollow fiber optic capillary that both confines a gas sample and acts as an optical waveguide. A tunable laser beam propagates through the hollow fiber to a detector with near unity overlap between the beam and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Tofu-tolerant mariculture: Genomics-Assisted Breeding of a High-Quality Marine Finfish for Enhanced Performance on Sustainable, Scalable Soy-based Feeds

    SBC: Kampachi Farms, LLC            Topic: 811F

    Reliance on fishmeal and fish oil is a significant constraint to aquaculture expansion in America, and globally. As U.S. marine fish farming expands, genetic improvements could increase economic performance and decrease ecological footprint. This is critically important to sustainability, scalability and profitability of the industry, and is key to attracting capital investment. Commercial opportu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. BE-ROVER Benthic Environment-ROV Extensible Robotrmingar System)

    SBC: Robo Nautica, LLC            Topic: 821N

    There is currently no low-cost, high performance minimally invasive, bottom-crawling ROV system for monitoring coastal and littoral benthic environments which is also deployable by a single marine researcher. Such a system augmenting divers’ observations would greatly expand the quantity and quality of data critical to managing coastal environments and preserving the economic benefits derived by ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Small UAS Platform for NWS Missions

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 841W

    NOAA and in particular, the National Weather Service (NWS), have an unmet need of a cost feasible small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) which can support multiple sensing missions which will either directly save lives or indirectly save lives through improved weather forecasts, warnings and public alerts. NOAA has enumerated two dozen valuable applications of small UAS for itself and partners. Toyon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. ATCOM SHARP Box for Real-Time Turbulence Mitigation

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: NASAA402

    When imaging over long distances, atmospheric turbulence between the camera and subject degrades the collected data limiting the effective resolution, regardless of the quality of the optic and sensor used. This reduction in image quality can have serious impacts on the ability to carry out missions by reducing situational awareness and preventing target identification. EM Photonics has been worki ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  7. Broadband Jam/Interference Immune MANET

    SBC: Silvus Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF093034

    The goal of this SBIR effort is to allow Special Operations Forces to communicate using tactical MANET radios in the presence of adversary jamming capabilities while transmitting large data files and potentially streaming data such as video and other sensor data.Our approach is based on spatial filtering using multi-antenna capable radios. The technique has perviously been shown effective under st ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  8. Redundant Gimbal-less Navigation and Positioning System

    SBC: Physical Optics Corporation            Topic: SOCOM16001

    To address the USSOCOM need for an innovative alternate means or a redundant aircraft positioning and navigation system to operate in GPS-denied areas, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposed, and in Phase I successfully developed and demonstrated the feasibility of, a new Redundant Gimbal-less Navigation and Positioning (REGINA) system, including the Star Navigation System (SNS), Terrestrial N ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  9. Quantum Cascade Laser (PEGASUS)

    SBC: Pranalytica, Inc.            Topic: A09AT007

    Pranalytica proposes a program to bring the current generation of MWIR (out-of-band) pointers to a TRL of 7, along with a number of mission critical improvements, including: 1. Reduction in the exit beam divergence to

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Vertical Wind Profile Data Collection Using Laser Technology on Unmanned Delivery Platforms.

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM04007

    The current project will develop and demonstrate a prototype compact, power-efficient all-fiber lidar unit for wind profiling on board UAV's and other aircraft. The system leverages Oceanit's current fiber-laser based lidar development efforts. A unique design provides a rugged system with no moving parts and little maintenance requirements. Efforts in the current project will include prototype s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
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